The Whitehall Group were delighted that Lord Adair Turner, Chair of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, joined members and guests as guest speaker for a webinar on Friday, 11th June at 2.30 – 3pm. During a 30-minute interview style discussion Lord Turner discussed ‘Building a low carbon economy’.
To hear a recording of the talk please click on the link below:
Lord Turner became Chairman of the Institute for New Economic Thinking in April 2015, where he was a Senior Fellow from 2013-15, and during which time he wrote his now published book Between Debt and the Devil – Money, Credit and Fixing global Finance (Princeton 2015). Prior to that he chaired the UK Financial Services Authority (2008-2013) and played a leading role in the redesign of the global banking and shadow banking regulation as Chairman of the International Financial Stability Board’s major policy committee.
Lord Turner has combined a business career with public policy and academia. He was at McKinsey from 1982-95, building McKinsey’s practice in East Europe and Russia in the early 1990s, and was Director General of the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) 1995-2000. He was Vice-Chairman of Merrill Lynch Europe (2000-06) and a Non-Executive Director of a number of companies, including Standard Chartered plc (2006-08). In 2015 he joined the Board of UK start-up bank OakNorth, and was appointed non-Executive Director at Prudential plc. He is also chairing the Energy Transitions Commission, and is a Trustee of the British Museum. Adair is a cross-bench member of the House of Lords; served as the first Chairman of the Climate Change Committee (2008-12); and chaired the Pensions Commission (2003-06) and the Low Pay Commission (2002-06).